World Lit: from Book 22, The Death of Hector


  • ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will read and analyze “The Death of Hector” from The Iliad, comparing it to the interpretation they saw in Troy.

Opening Session
Grab your popcorn, because we’re going to open the day by getting to that hour-and-fifty-minute mark! Once we’re there, we will briefly discuss the death of Hector we saw presented in the movie.

Work Session
READING TIME! Grab your copies of The Iliad and read from book 22, The Death of Hector. You can read with your groups or independently if you prefer.

After reading, please answer the comprehension questions at the end of the section.

Closing Session
Close with a “notice and wonder” for today! Write down two things you NOTICED while reading, and two things you’re WONDERING about.

Formative (discussions, notice and wonder, comprehension questions)

Process (scaffolding, annotated text)

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